While Arizona’s economy historically is known for its five C’s — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate — a sixth ‘C’ has been a lesser-known contributor for some time.
Chips, as in microchips, can trace their roots to Arizona’s economic landscape starting in 1949, when Motorola constructed a laboratory in the Phoenix area. This investment put Arizona on the map for the microelectronics industry and spurred regional investments by ON Semiconductor, Honeywell, Intel and now TSMC, positioning the state as a major hub for microelectronics manufacturing in the U.S.
The ever-growing importance of these products in our modern world demands a concerted effort to evaluate the path forward for this global industry in Arizona.
ASU Knowledge Enterprise and the Office of Government and Community Engagement, in collaboration with the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, is proud to host members of the Arizona congressional delegation, industry leaders, technology experts and leading researchers to discuss the future of Arizona’s growing technology industry.
The 2021 event will be back on campus, live and in-person once again!